Adobe started his conference Adobe MAX, where he presented all the news that will come to Photoshop and other applications that make up his creative suite. In the 2022 edition, artificial intelligence has gained relevance by proving that he canautomate processes that would require hours of manual labor. An example of this is Clever Composites, a project that allows you to create realistic compositions in a few clicks with the help of AI.
A report of TechCrunch provides the first details of Clever Compositesa research and development project committed to improve image composition. Compositing is the process in which a designer or artist combines elements from various sources into a single image. To create the illusion that everyone is part of the same scene, it is necessary adjust values such as scale, position, color, lighting and moreusing tools like Photoshop or Lightroom.
The beauty of Clever Composites is that leave all the previous steps in the hands of artificial intelligence. In practical terms, by pasting objects from other images the AI will make a believable composition correcting the value of each piece and placing it in the right place. Users would not have to worry about dealing with masks or adjustment layers as the program would do it all for you.
Adobe wants to reduce image composition to a few clicks using AI
According to Adobe engineers, Clever Composites uses a new composition-aware search technology. Each model is trained independently for a specific task, such as finding objects consistent with image geometry and semantics. In the end, the AI will reduce a process that regularly takes hours to a few clicks.
Our technology uses multiple deep learning models and millions of data points to determine semantic segmentation, composition-aware search, scale location prediction for object composition, color and tone matching, lighting estimation , shadow generation and others
Zhifei Zhang, Clever Composites research and development engineer at Adobe.
Although the tool is in a development phase, Adobe engineers believe that would be a great addition to Photoshop or Lightroom. Zhifei Zhang, an engineer on the project, revealed that Clever Composites work like a “glue” to make all the components in a scene work together. The goal of Zhang and his team is achieve realistic compositions with a process as simple as drag and drop.
For now, Clever Composites is part of the “Snacks” category, a series of research projects that may (or may not) make it to Adobe apps. Engineers also work in a version with 3D objects that would revolutionize the composition process. While AI will not replace the work of a designer or artist, it would make your life easier by eliminating activities that take hours or days.